Mental Retardation Care
There is persistent need for the care & treatment of Mentally Retarded people with behavioral problems above the age of 18 yrs.
Mental retardation is a developmental disability in which intellectual capacity of the person has not grown to that of normal person. It is also called as below average IQ (Intelligence Quotient), measured by various tests.
Following is the classification depends on IQ
|Normal Intelligence -||90-110|
|Dull Normal Intelligence -||80-89|
|Borderline Intellectual Function -||70-79|
|Mild Mental Retardation -||50-69|
|Moderate Mental Retardation -||35-49|
|Severe Mental Retardation -||20-34|
|Profound Mental Retardation -||0-19|
With the diagnosis of Mental Retardation in a child causes devastating effects on the lives of parents & families. Parents or care givers are the heart of family which also has to manage these children with their routine work. Caregivers many times develop mental & physical problems because of too much burden. Many times parents try various treatments but the results are poor. Also if with mental retardation, there are behavioral problems then there are lots of issues in the family. Many times doctors prescribe antipsychotics to reduce the behavior, which causes lots of side effects like weight gain, salivation, slowness, reduction in cognition in already intellectually disabled person.
We at Jagruti Rehabilitation centre, with the years of experience we developed a treatment pattern which includes very less medications. We use behavioral therapy, psychosocial therapy, social skill development, Exercises, Yoga & meditation as the prime so that they can lead normal life like others. We are concerned about their quality of life as well as that of family members.
Also there is another category Epilepsy with behavioral problems. These are also difficult patients to manage even at the Centre. We work with the family members to understand the main issues with these patients so that with the cooperation of family we can develop some individualized plan for the treatment of these patients.
Autism with Behavioral problems. Due to poor social interaction with sometimes unable to communicate with people, these are also difficult children. As they grow older, sometimes they are difficult to manage at home. We feel if we could provide an environment, in which they can live comfortably, that’s the achievement. These children also sometimes difficult, but we discuss with the family members to develop individualized plan of each of these children.